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    Question Do any of these Bushes look worn?

    Hey there guys, been getting some really annoying creaking noises from what seems to be my arbs (as the noise only comes into play when I'm driving in and out of my drive) or over an uneven surface. So I decided to take the wheels out and have a look around to see if I could spot anything obvious, and I can't. All the bushes seem to be fine to be, and so do the ARB links. I'm hoping it's not something like a bent ARB (how would I be able to find that out without taking the ARB apart)? Have a look at the pics and if anyone can spot anything funny then let me know.

    Rear Right ARB Inner bush


    Rear Left ARB Inner bush


    Front Right ARB Inner Bush


    Rear ARB Link (both sides look the same no difference)


    Front ARB Link


    I also checked the Tie-bar bushes and steering rack and both seem to be healthy.
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    Mate im no expert but i think to check them you need to remove them to have a good look all round..
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    its impossible to tell from pictures, only a totally nick nacked bush would show up on a pic tbh. theuy may need lubing to stop the creaking or try loosening the arb bushes and lowering the wheels onto some chocks of wood then tighten them back up with the weight on the wheels.

    frommemory those bushes havn`t been on your car v long so unless they incorrectly fitted they should be ok.
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    Ok, thanks for that. If I was to lube them up whats the best product to use? because I think I need to take that out of the equation first.
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    id like to know this too, wots best to lube them with?
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    and would you advice cleaning them before applying any grease?
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    hmmmmm interesting.

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    the best lube i find is a silicon based one - infact i think it is called silicon lubricant.

    got mine from halfrauds.

    I think things like wd40 can rot the rubber over time
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    yes I agree the grease has to be silicon based as far as I know. also yes to the cleaning
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    sweet, thanks. Just out of curiosity, would be ok to just clean up and lube the bushes without taking them out? (I'm hoping they'll eventually seep in or something)
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    my golf used to make similar noise. put set of powerflex bushes in wishbones and solved the problem, also tightens up the handleing loads! worthwile doing it anyway imo
    hope that helps

 

 

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